Nominations for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has received valid nominations of 241 different individuals and organizations for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011. (53 of these are organizations).
This is the highest number of nominations ever received. The previous record was 237 different candidates, in 2010.
From the statutes of the Nobel Foundation:
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